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The Importance of Saying Thank You and 3 Ways to do It.

Hi Everyone,

I know this is something we're reminded to do since childhood, but unfortunately sometimes people forget.

I like to correct the Notebook in English here on Italki.

Actually, I genuinely like to do it.

Recently however, I corrected a long notebook page that was an essay really.

It took me some time and consideration to finish. However, I never even received a "thank you".

(I have to admit, this was the first time ever on Italki that this has happened..)

Even though, I am a native teacher and love what I do, it still takes time and effort.

It's been a while that I really regretted not hearing those two simple words, "THANK YOU".

Have I forgotten to thank someone recently? Possibly.  I hope not.

What do you think?

By the way, here are some ways to say thank you in English:

1. Thank you for (ing form of verb)...

2. I really appreciate you/your  (ing form of verb) + object

3. I would like to thank you for ....(ing form of verb) because....

Any thoughts about this topic welcome.

Sep 11, 2016 2:31 PM
Comments · 4

Dear Sononeko,

You are the reason I like to correct notebooks. It's so great to hear how happy it makes you feel.

Keep writing!

All the best,


September 11, 2016

Yeah, I totally agree with you. We should to say thank you after we get help.

And I should say it is very excited that someone could correct my notebook. This is the best thing happens after I write a notebook. It could make me happy all day long. And again I express my thanks to who correct my notebook here. I really really really thank you guys. And  I really want to speak English fluency.

September 11, 2016

Yes Michael thanks for your comment.

I personally wouldn't correct a notebook again from someone who didn't say "thank you".

I don't want to get discouraged from helping others certainly.

All the best, enjoy your Sunday.

September 11, 2016

I agree with you Victoria.  I enjoy being able to assist others in their language (English) pursuits -- and enjoy a brief “thank you” after the correction is submitted.  In general, if I assist someone and don’t receive a “thanks,” I’ll think twice about assisting/correcting/editing a notebook entry from that same person.  

That said, like you, I’ve found that it’s a somewhat rare situation to not receive a thank you here on iTalki.  The word is getting out!

Thank you for starting this thread! 

September 11, 2016
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English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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